If you’re feeling overwhelmed or drowning in endless paperwork and compliance, you’re not alone. The planning system is complex and can be frustrating for homeowners.
It’s important that you don’t just build a studio without first getting us to check whether you need approval. Every day of the week council’s are ordering the demolition of backyard studios. Property owners may cry innocense but demolition or the right approval will still need to occur. Not to mention the insurance issues of having an illegal structure should something go wrong.
It’s what we do, all day, every day. With a team of 10+ highly knowledgeable and experienced town planners, property consultants, registered architect and draftsman we’re pretty good at what we do.
Is it habitable – You have fantastic ideas for a new studio so you can use it as additional office space or even a bedsit. However, there are some very important rules you will need to follow to determine whether you need council approval. For example, as soon as you have a kitchen or kitchenette then it will usually no longer be regarded as a studio. How do you convince the council the studio won’t be used as a second dwelling?
Defining your development – It will be important to have an expert consultant town planner determine how to best classify your proposal. If you engage our team to do a Preliminary Planning Report we will look carefully at what the best path to approval is. Perhaps there may be something we can do to achieve an even better development approval for you than just a studio.
Residential Amenity – These types of applications will need to carefully consider the effect on neighbours privacy and ensure that no stormwater issues are created for neighbouring properties.
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your studio is not an easy journey. It’s one that needs the best experience the industry has to offer. That’s why we’re here to help… We’d love to make your council approval journey for a studio simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on hundreds of studio projects and have dedicated town planners and designers that specialise in this type of development application.
You can glean from the wisdom we’ve gained from all of our past projects. 25 years of being in the industry and our 50 consecutive years of experience has taught us a few things.
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Thank you thank you THANK YOU for all the help you have given me through my development application… It has been full of many challenges but we won in the end…. I have Development Consent!
To get that success rate it has only come after helping over 14,000 people. We’ve worked hard to smooth out all the kinks before they appear by carrying out this Preliminary Planning Assessment (PPA) on your property. It works a treat, especially for what it can do for you, the journey of the project and its future.
We could make up a fantasied timeframe to wow you, but to be straight up the length of getting an approval is dependent on the project development type, the local council, who examines your application within council, location of the property within the local council and on the property itself, and the list goes on. The approval process will no doubt take longer than you expect because we are dealing with administrative red tape.
But what our team has done has studied the 14,000+ applications we have been involved in and analysed the 300+ flight years of team council approval experience to create a formidable system.
So to answer the question, how long does it take for us to get council approval? The fastest in our industry.
We have over 20 team members lead by our founder Max Fragar with his 50 consecutive years of town planning and council approval knowledge. The team is made up of skilled town planners, property consultants and designers that we have hand picked to work on your project. It turns out that we’ve had over 300 collective years of experience working and dealing with local government councils.
What does this mean for you? One word, streamline. We know how to talk the council lingo, can perceive even predict the ins and outs of those council hoops of fire, and understand the nitty gritty to work tirelessly to achieve the best outcomes for our clients and their projects.
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Our firm currently has the capacity to assist clients with projects located across New South Wales and Victoria. We anticipate being able to offer our services to other states in the near future.
Hold tight, Australia wide coming soon!
Get ready, this could be the best decision you’ll make in the lifetime of your property portfolio.
If you’re looking at a property or already own one and you’re serious about making the property work harder for you, the next step is to book a free 30 minute consultation to speak to one of our property consultants.
In this initial discussion you’ll help us to understand the seriousness of your intent about moving forward with your property plans and to see if we’re the right fit for each other.